Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posts Written by Maya

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Another Woman Was Killed for Turning Down a Man Who Hit on Her

Last week, Janese Talton-Jackson was murdered because she wasn’t interested in a man who was interested in her. The 29-year-old Black woman, a mother of three, was at a bar in Pittsburg when Charles McKinney approached her looking for a date.

Last week, Janese Talton-Jackson was murdered because she wasn’t interested in a man who was interested in her. The 29-year-old Black woman, a mother of three, was at a bar in Pittsburg when Charles McKinney approached her looking ...

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New poll finds public is outraged by anti-choice laws once they learn about them

Regular readers of Feministing are well aware of the hundreds of state laws restricting abortion access that have been passed in the last several years—after all, we talk about it all all the time. 

Regular readers of Feministing are well aware of the hundreds of state laws restricting abortion access that have been passed in the last several years—after all, we talk about it 

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Vintage Sexism: 1850s Cartoon Warns of Gender-Bending Power of Bloomers

In the mid-19th century, there was a feminist development for which I’m grateful pretty much every morning: bloomers arrived on the fashion scene. In the summer of 1851, American women dropped their corsets and petticoats as “boomer craze” swept the nation. 

In the mid-19th century, there was a feminist development for which I’m grateful pretty much every morning: bloomers arrived on the fashion scene. In the summer of 1851, American women dropped their corsets and petticoats as “boomer ...

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Men With Mustaches Outnumber Women Among Medical School Leaders

In a tongue-in-cheek study that nonetheless highlights a serious issue, researchers found that medical school department heads in the United States are more likely to have a mustache than to be a woman

In a tongue-in-cheek study that nonetheless highlights a serious issue, researchers found that medical school department heads in the United States are more likely to have a mustache than to be a woman

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“No Duh” Study of the Day: Women Denied Abortions Have Less Positive Life Outlook

This unsurprising finding comes from the latest installment in an ongoing study exploring the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of being denied an abortion. As we’ve covered, ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study has previously found that women who wanted an abortion but weren’t able to get one had worse physical health, were three times more likely to be living in poverty, and had a harder time escaping an abusive relationship down the road. 

This unsurprising finding comes from the latest installment in an ongoing study exploring the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of being denied an abortion. As we’ve covered, ANSIRH’s Turnaway Study has previously found that women who wanted an abortion but ...

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None of this is normal

After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — yet again — for the nation to not accept another instance of mass gun violence.

After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — yet again — for the ...

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